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Morning glory

Ipomoea tricolor and cvs.

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Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Morning glory is a fast-growing, twining annual with heart-shaped light to mid-green leaves and vibrantly colored, funnel-shaped flowers to 3 inches across. Cultivars include white-colored ‘Pearly Gates’; ‘Heavenly Blue’; crimson-colored, white-throated ‘Crimson Rambler’; and ‘Flying Saucers’, a batik-looking blend of white and blue accented by a golden throat.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSeeds are highly toxic if ingested.

CareGrow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide support. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

PropagationSow seed in spring. Chip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing.

ProblemsWhite blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, stem rot, thread blight, charcoal rot, and wilt.

  • Genus : Ipomoea
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Flower Color : Red, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
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